Joaquin Pecci, expert and member of “ la Chambre Belge des Experts en Œuvres d’Art de Belgique”,started his career as a dealer in fine African and Himalayan tribal art thirty years ago.
His experience began with the exposure to the shamanic cultures of the Himalayan region where he travelled widely for fifteen years as well as through the rest of Asia.
In 1986, Joaquin arrived in Belgium in Belgium from his native Uruguay and discovered African art. His passion grew rapidly, especially for the art of Congo, Mali and the North of Nigeria. Joaquin collaborated for ten years with the Asian art dealer Grusenmeyer, responsiblefor and developping extensive expertise in african art.
He opened his gallery in 2007 located at the Sablon in Brussels. Since then, as a dealer- gallerist, Joaquin was assisted by Hélène Robbe,and has organized regular thematic exhibitions illustrated by catalogs such as « Sacrifice » 2011 in Paris, « Nigeria » 2012, in collaboration with Antonio Casanovas, « Invocations Oubanguiennes » 2015,both in Brussels and participates in major fairs related to non-European art. In addition to being a foundational gallerist at major Brussels fairs like the Bruneaf through the years, Joaquin has been a regular participant at the Parcours des Mondes in Paris, and has participated in many other major fairs related to non-European art.
Through the years his professional expertise has become highly valued within the field, and Joaquin has placed objects in important international collections, institutions and museums.
Galerie Joaquin Pecci is always interested in acquiring fine primitive works of art. Appraisal services are available for individual items as well as entire collections.